Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival, Kaamiya at Salar Jung Museum from 7:30 pm to 9:10 pm on November 16, 2014
Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival 2014, the most-awaited celebrations of the world-class theatre, is taking place at various places in Hyderabad, bringing some of the most celebrated national and international theatre artistes to perform miscellaneous plays in various languages. Kaamiya is one of the famous plays known to be the curtain-raiser for theatre festival, which would be performed at Salar Jung Museum on November 16, 2014.
Ram Gopal Bajaj is the director of the play “Kaamiya”, which is an Ank Production and written by an Indian-American author Kamla K. Kapur in 1977, would be performed by Preeta Mathur Thakur as the lead role on Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival 2014. The play unfolds a complicated psychology that Preeta Thakur as Kaamiya beautifully narrates: “She leaves home to find her authentic identity and space that society usually denied to Indian married women”.
About the Play:
“The most important thing that a woman needs to wear is her confidence”
Kaamiya is an intention to make us aware about the actual issues that put women’s personal safety at risk. As a result, women face psychological and social barriers, which put them on pressure and holds back from taking charge of their own life. For Kapur, every woman has the right to make their own choices in life, which cannot be denied by the society.
This play addresses Kaamiya and her journey towards finding her own identity. According to the play, Kaamiya, a young middle-class woman, who belongs to a traditional Punjabi family, walks out from her husband Murali’s home, ending up her marriage. She returned back to her parent’s home with a hope to look for her liberty and self-hood in this big world.
She wants to grow intellectually and act independently searching for herself. She wants to have her own identity and not her father’s or husband’s identity. In search of freedom from unwanted marriage and to express her individuality and identity, she started her journey for women’s rights as a matter of importance.
While looking for her identity, Kaamiya noticed her aunt Sarla, who left her husband’s house for personal insecurities. She also came across through diverse philosophical questions like “whether a couple’s relationship is an expression of love or just a habit”, “what makes people believe that a woman can never exist all alone” and alike.
If you want to be part of this amazing play, then go to the Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival and register for Kaamiya at Salar Jung Museum, which is on November 16, 2014 to know more about the play and what happened in the end.